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French assistant can see Arsenal boss Wenger taking England job

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would be tempted by the England job, says a former assistant coach.

Wenger is being linked with the post after Sam Allardyce's departure this week.

And former Monaco No.2 Jean Petit reckons Wenger could be the man to lead the Three Lions to World Cup glory in 2018.

He told The Sun: “I think he would be interested if Didier [Deschamps] quits [as France manager].

“He could go to Germany because he speaks German fluently. Bayern Munich wanted him [when he was at Monaco]. He has a name. All the clubs in Germany, England or France with PSG would want him.

“Maybe the French team. But he could also manage the English national team – who knows – to finish [his career] with a national team. It could interest him.

“At Arsenal, if he is still there, it's because Arsenal are afraid to let him leave more than him fearing to leave Arsenal."

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